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Last week members of RMIT’s nonfictionLab travelled north to make merry with like-minds of the Creative Ecologies Lab at Macquarie Uni. I went along, arriving into Sydney in time for the launch of Jessica L. Wilkinson’s Suite for Percy Grainger: a biography, and continuing conviviality over drinks and dinner. The ensuing symposium, a think-tank on …

One outcome from the Creative Ecologies Lab and nonfictionLab (if only nonfictionLab was nonfiction Lab, then I could just write creative ecologies and nonfiction lab collaboration) two day collaborative workshop was the desire to share some references around creative arts research – hereafter known as CAR. To drive this I have set up a group, …

Tim Sinclair’s storified Twitter stream from the first CEL/nonfictionLab symposium: Collaboration Symposium 2014.

All day. 11 x 25 minute edit sessions. 45 minute lunch break. Gruelling, grinding, and quite impressive how much everyone got through. Next step, reading each other’s work. The rules of bootcamp? If after two minutes you still don’t know, move on. Edit on paper Don’t use black pen Pay attention to sentences, and after …

The documentary node are holding their first ‘edit bootcamp’ shortly. The edit bootcamp is the culmination of three months of regular workshops that have been designed to get early career researchers and research candidates writing. For the bootcamp everyone has drafted a minimum of 5000 words and there will be, at least, one complete edit …

Fresh from doco node member Seth Keen: Kia Ora from AOTEAROA. I have video work ‘Dead TV’ in the MINA 2014 international screening tonight, Thursday in Auckland and at the NZ archive in December.

Many honours students are currently doing a full day ‘edit bootcamp’ where they are working intensively on completing their major research project. This is the fifth bootcamp day we’ve held this year, and they seem to be working well. Many of the students are doing work that is aligned to the lab, and we hope …

Adrian Danks commissioned and edited a special issue of Senses of Cinema dedicated to one of the key figures of Australian screen culture, scholar, academic, actor, poet, broadcaster, voiceover artist and raconteur, John Flaus. The issue consists of 39 separate articles, poems and essays incorporating work published by John over the last 60 years and …

nonfictionLab’s poetry node engages in both creative and critical explorations of what poetry and poets can do in the field of nonfiction writing. Current projects include poetic biographies (including experiments in programmable media), theoretical explorations of landscape poetry and the quarterly journal Rabbit.

Want to work on interactive documentary? RMIT University is currently inviting applications for PhD scholarships. I’m encouraging applicants with first class Honours or equivalent qualifications, who are interested in undertaking thesis or project based research into interactive documentary, to consider applying. I am particularly interested in students who would like to: investigate and/or make new …

Hannah’s project-based research is developing models for interactive documentary specific to the affordances of the network. Hannah is specifically interested in how aesthetic noticing, listing, and multilinear structures of documentary film practice find rhythms with the mess of the everyday. Hannah has presented at the Australian Screen Production and Education Research Association annual conference, The World Cinema …

Peta Murray is a writer, dramaturge and teacher. Her short fiction has been published in Sleepers Almanac and New Australian Stories. Her best-known plays are Wallflowering and Salt, winner of the Victorian Premier’s Award for Drama. March 2014 saw the premiere of a new work for performance, Things That Fall Over: an anti-musical of a …

  Tresa LeClerc is a higher degree by research candidate at RMIT, where she is working on a Creative Writing research project as part of her PhD Media and Communication. She also holds a MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Melbourne. Her undergraduate degree is in English Literature …

Paul Ritchard lectures in film production His research focuses on film/media production as well as its intersections with teaching practice. His PhD is titled THE RIVER PROJECT A Poetics of Eco-Critical Film-Making where he is producing a series of films located around the Snowy River. They are investigating place, the poetics of rivers and the …

Rachel is selection officer and careers officer for the Media programs. She teaches media production (specialising in film and television) and research in both the undergraduate and masters programs in the School of Applied Communication. Rachel also supervises a number of thesis students from the Master of Communication degree. Rachel’s previous tertiary teaching experience includes …